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MUSIC 183D: Musical Theater (TAPS 115)

In this workshop we will traverse the landscape of world of Musical Theater. It will serve as an introduction for the beginning actor and singer, and expand the more experienced performer's range in this genre. The world of Musical Theater is filled with stories of love, passion, joy, violence, heartbreak and rage. The class will include an introduction to vocal and movement skills for musical theater, beginning with exercises to build an ensemble and encourage a sense of play and relaxation in supportive environment. Our class must be a place where everyone feels safe. As ensemble members, we will be responsible for each other in this environment. nStudents will choose one solo song, and perform in a group number from this exciting discipline. The instructor will work with the actors on technique, utilization of action, specificity of language, personalization, and emotional truth. A professional coach from the theater community will conduct vocal coaching. Physical warm-ups and chore more »
In this workshop we will traverse the landscape of world of Musical Theater. It will serve as an introduction for the beginning actor and singer, and expand the more experienced performer's range in this genre. The world of Musical Theater is filled with stories of love, passion, joy, violence, heartbreak and rage. The class will include an introduction to vocal and movement skills for musical theater, beginning with exercises to build an ensemble and encourage a sense of play and relaxation in supportive environment. Our class must be a place where everyone feels safe. As ensemble members, we will be responsible for each other in this environment. nStudents will choose one solo song, and perform in a group number from this exciting discipline. The instructor will work with the actors on technique, utilization of action, specificity of language, personalization, and emotional truth. A professional coach from the theater community will conduct vocal coaching. Physical warm-ups and choreography will be suited for both the dancer and non-dancer.nThe class will culminate in the last week with live performance for friends and family.nSTUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OWN SUGGESTIONS. (Isn't there a role you've always wanted to sing?)nRequired text: Broadway Musicals Show by Show: Sixth Edition - Stanley Green; Paperback
Last offered: Spring 2018 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

MUSIC 183E: Singing for Musicals (TAPS 183E)

Do you love singing in musicals? Do you know how to sing in musicals? This course provides training in vocal technique and acting for students interested in performing musical theater. Students will learn about the physical process of singing, including posture, breath support, and vocal exercises. They will incorporate vocal technique with the study of phrasing in different styles of Broadway repertoire, and apply both to the art of acting the song. Each student will work on solo selections and ensembles, and sing in most classes. Through understanding vocal technique, students will become more confident and joyful performers. The course will culminate in a final public workshop performance. Admission to course by audition or permission of the instructor. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Singing for Musicals class will be taught online. As this can pose a problem with students in various time zones and internet arrangements, the instructor will contact all waitlisted students with more detailed information regarding video auditions and a questionnaire.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 4 times (up to 8 units total)
Instructors: Jennings, K. (PI)

MUSIC 184A: Editing and Performing Early Music

This course is a practical workshop in early music vocal repertoire. The main focus of this course is to use original source material to explore editorial practice. Having prepared the score, students learn to perform the piece from an historically informed performance practice point of view. In addition to broadening the student's knowledge of vocal repertoire, the following skills are developed: text preparation, foreign language translation and diction; rehearsal for performance and/or recording. Enrollment by audition only. Prerequisite: vocal or instrumental instruction, as the class is open to singers or collaborative artists. May be repeated for credit a total of 4 times. Zero unit enrollment option available with instructor permission. See website: ( http://music.stanford.edu) for policy and procedure. By enrolling in this course you are giving consent for the video and audio recording and distribution of your image and performance for use by any entity at Stanford University.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 4 times (up to 12 units total)
Instructors: Catsalis, M. (PI)

MUSIC 184B: Topics on the Musical Stage

This course is a practical workshop in vocal repertoire for the stage. Each quarter's offering emphasizes a specific genre or period, therefore the course can be repeated with permission of the instructor. In addition to broadening the student's knowledge of vocal repertoire, the following skills are developed: text preparation, foreign language translation and diction; rehearsal etiquette for performance and/or recording. Enrollment by audition only. Prerequisite: vocal or instrumental instruction, as the class is open to singers or collaborative artists. May be repeated for credit a total of 4 times. Zero unit enrollment option available with instructor permission. See website: ( http://music.stanford.edu) for policy and procedure. By enrolling in this course you are giving consent for the video and audio recording and distribution of your image and performance for use by any entity at Stanford University.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1-3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 4 times (up to 12 units total)

MUSIC 184C: Dramatic Vocal Arts: Songs and Scenes Onstage (TAPS 184C)

Studies in stagecraft, acting and performance for singers, culminating in a public performance. Repertoire to be drawn from the art song, opera, American Songbook and musical theater genres. Enrollment by audition only. May be repeated for credit a total of 4 times. Zero unit enrollment option available with instructor permission. See website: ( http://music.stanford.edu) for policy and procedure. By enrolling in this course you are giving consent for the video and audio recording and distribution of your image and performance for use by any entity at Stanford University.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 4 times (up to 8 units total)
Instructors: Catsalis, M. (PI)

MUSIC 184E: Musical Theater Dance Styles (DANCE 102)

Students will be able to demonstrate period specificity, character of style through learning different musical theater dances from the early 20th C.to the present. ALL students will participate in an end of quarter showing of the choreography developed and composed in class. Class will be supplemented with the occasional guest, DJ accompaniment and video viewing.
Last offered: Winter 2020 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit

MUSIC 184F: Introduction to Theater Sound Design (TAPS 138)

This course explores the history and aesthetics,of theatre sound design, and provides the basic technical knowledge to create your own work. Learn how to analyze a script for sound design elements, gain practical knowledge of microphones and loudspeakers, sound editing and cueing software, and put your knowledge to work creating your own design.
Last offered: Spring 2020 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

MUSIC 186B: American Song in the 20th Century and after (AMSTUD 186B, MUSIC 286B)

Critical and creative exploration of song in the Americas. About twenty-five key examples will guide discussion of the interactions between words, music, performance and culture. Weekly listening, reading and assignments will be organized around central themes: love, sex and romance; war and politics; labor and money; place; identity; society and everyday life. Genres include art song; blues, gospel, jazz and country; pop, soul, rock and hip-hop; bossa nova, nueva canción and salsa; electronic and experimental. Takehome and in-class assignments will include critical and creative writing, and music composition, production and performance; final projects may emphasize any of the above.
Last offered: Winter 2020 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

MUSIC 187: Spiritual Sound of Central Asia: Introduction to the Music of Central Asia

In this course, master-musician Imamyar Hasanov teaches students to perform and appreciate music from Central Asia. Students learn a spectrum of traditional Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uyghur and Uzbek folk melodies, including improvisational art music of mugham. The class is also a seminar, with discussions led by Professor Denise Gill on music of Central Asia, guest lectures and demonstrations, and Skype interviews with a musician in Kyrgyzstan and instrument maker in Istanbul. No prerequisites or prior knowledge of Azeri, Uzbek and Kyrgyz music for this course. Both a music workshop and seminar, this course is open to students who have experience playing musical instruments and those who do not. This course must be taken for a minimum of 3 units and a letter grade to be eligible for Ways-ED credit. For Ways-CE credit, it may be taken for any number of units.
Last offered: Winter 2019 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-ED

MUSIC 192B: Advanced Sound Recording Technology

This course aims to heighten the listening skills of students. In a series of group sessions and discussions students compare and contrast a variety of dynamic based processes and other audio effects/plug-ins which might be used in their mixes. Students also explore recording concepts and technologies that will augment their studio practices such as making customized impulse response recordings, advanced equalization practices, and exploring additional advanced studio/non-studio techniques and software. Prerequisite: 192A or consent of instructor.
Last offered: Winter 2020 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-CE
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